GENERAL PMCS PROCEDURES
Always perform PMCS in the same order. With experience, you should be able to identify problems
easily. If anything looks wrong and you can't fix it, write it on your DA Form 2404 or DA Form 5988-E. If you find
something seriously wrong, IMMEDIATELY report it to your supervisor. Before performing preventive maintenance,
read all the checks required for the applicable interval and prepare everything needed to make all the checks. For
example, you'll always need a rag or two.
Solvent cleaning compound MIL-PRF-680 Type III is an environmentally compliant and low
toxic material. However, it may be irritating to the eyes and skin. Use protective gloves and
goggles. Use in well-ventilated areas. Keep away from open flames and other sources of
ignition. Failure to follow this warning may cause injury to personnel.
a. Keep It Clean. Dirt, grease, oil, and debris get in the way and may cover up a serious problem. Clean as you
work and as needed. Use solvent cleaning compound (WP 0035, Item 3) on all metal surfaces. Use detergent (WP
0035, Item 6) and water when you clean rubber, plastic, and painted surfaces.
When servicing this machine, performing maintenance, or disposing of materials such as
engine coolant, hydraulic fluid, lubricants, battery acids or batteries, and CARC paint, consult
your unit/local hazardous waste disposal center or safety office for local regulatory guidance.
If further information is needed, please contact The Army Environmental Hotline at 1-800-
b. Hazardous Waste Disposal. Ensure all spills are cleaned up and disposed of IAW local policy and ordi-
c. Rust and Corrosion. Check metal parts for rust and corrosion. If any bare metal or corrosion exists, clean
and apply a light coat of clean lubricating oil (WP 0035, Item 8). Report it to your supervisor.
d. Bolts, Rivnuts, Nuts, and Screws. Check bolts, rivnuts, nuts, and screws for obvious loose, missing, bent,
or broken condition. If you find loose or missing components, notify your supervisor.
e. Electric Wires and Connectors. Look for cracked or broken insulation, bare wires, and loose or broken con-
nectors. Reconnect loose connectors. Ensure that wires are in good condition.
Welds. Look for loose or chipped paint, rust, or gaps where parts are welded together. If a bad weld is found,
report it to Field Level Maintenance.
g. Damage is defined as: Any conditions that affect safety or would render the vehicle unserviceable for mis-
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